The Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award is presented each year for the best book published in the previous calendar year. SAH Awards of Distinction are awarded for exemplary books not receiving the Cugnot Award. Beginning in 2002, separate awards were created for books in languages other than English.
 

2013

English Language:

Talbot-Lago Grand Sport: The Car from Paris by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson published by Dalton-Watson Fine Books

Award of Distinction English Language:

Rippon Bros: A Coachbuilder of Renown, by Jonathan Wood, published by James Hinchcliffe and Annabel Sleigh

Language Other than English:

BMW Gespanne by Hans-Jurgen Schneider and Stefan Knittel, published by Schneider Media

Award of Distinction Language Other than English:

La Ferrari secondo Forghieri dal 1947 a Oggi by Mario Foghieri and Daniel Buzzonetti, published by Girogio Nada Editore
 

2012

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, English language: Sports Car Racing in the South: Texas to Florida 1957-58, by Willem Oosthoek, published by Dalton-Watson Fine Books.

2011

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, English language: Joel E. Finn, Carribean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Road Races of 1957, 1958, and 1960

Nicolas-Jospeh Cugnot Award of Distinction, English Language: Voiture Minimum: Le Corbusier and the Automobile, by Antonio Amado, published by The MIT Press.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, Language other than English: Claud Rouxel and Laurent Friry, Gotha de l'Automobile Francaise

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award of Distinction, Language other than English: Tatra, Nákladní a Užitková Vozidla, Autobusy a Trolejbusy, by Marián Šuman-Hreblay, published by Computer Press.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award of Distinction, Language other than English: Lindner, Karosserien und Anhänger aus Ammendorf, by Christian Suhr, published by Verlag Kraftakt.

2010

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, English language: Charles K. Hyde, Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson and American Motors. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award of Distinction, English language: Anthony J.Yanik, Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2009.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, language other than English: "Fiat en Grand Prix, 1920-1930," by Sébastien Faurès Fustel de Coulanges, published by ETAI in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, language other than English: "Legende: BMW 02," by Hans-Jürgen Schneider and Halwart Schrader, published by Schneider Text, in Schneider Text Editions spécialisées Giel-Courteilles France.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award of Distinction, language other than English: "Samochody osobowe," by Andrzej Zielinski, published by Wydawnictwa Komunikacji in Warsaw.

2009

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, English Language Ferdinand Porsche, Genesis of Genius: Road, Racing and Aviation Innovation, 1900 to 1933 by Karl Ludvigsen, published by Bentley Publishers.

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award, Language other than English

1,000,000: Un Millón de Camiones y Buses Españoles by Manuel Lage, published by IVECO España.

Awards of Distinction, Language other than English SIMCA – L'aventure de l'hirondelle by Adrien Cahuzac, published by E.T.A.I.

VOITURES DES PAYS DE L'EST by Bernard Vermeylen, published by E.T.A.I.

2008

Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award, English Language

Trust and Power: Consumers, the Modern Corporation and the Making of the United States Automobile Market, by Sally H. Clarke, published by Cambridge University Press..

Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award, Language other than English

d'Azur à Total: Desmarais Frères, le premier grand petrolier français, by Christian Rouxel, published by Drivers

Award of Distinction, Language other than English

Alle Autos der 50er Jahre 1945-1960, by Roger Gloor, published by Motorbuch Verlag.

2007

Billy, Alfred and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, A Legendary Company and a Remarkable Time in American History, by William Pelfrey.

Award of Distinction, Karl Maybach: His Engines and Automobiles, by Harry Niemann.

Award of Distinction, Béla Barényi: Pioneer of Passive Safety at Mercedes-Benz, by Harry Niemann.

Language Other Than English - Autorennsport in der DDR - BMW (Ost), EMW, Wartburg, by Horst Ihling.

Award of Distinction, Language Other Than English - Alle Autos der 60er Jahre, by Roger Gloor.

2006

Pioneers, Engineers and Scoundrels: The Dawn of the Automobile in America, by Beverly Rae Kimes, published by SAE International.

Language Other Than English - Panhard & Levassor - entre tradition et modernité, by Bernard Vermeylen, published by E. T. A. I.

Award of Distinction, Language Other Than English - La belle voiture française by Daniel Cabart and Claude Rouxel, published by E. T. A. I.

Award of Distinction, Language Other Than English - Berliet by Monique Chapelle, published by Éditions Le Télégramme.

2005

The Stanley Steamer: America's Legendary Steam Car, by Kit Foster, published by Stanley Museum, Inc.

The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age, by Gijs Mom, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Award of Distinction - The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin and Community in Autotown, U.S.A, by Lisa M. Fine, published by Temple University Press.

Award of Distinction, Language other than English - Sie Bauten Autos, by Michael Graf Wolff Metternich and Hans-Otto Neubauer, published by Verlag Hermann E. Sieger GmbH.

Award of Distinction, Language other than English - Ford en France et en Belgique, by Hubert Bonin, Thierry Grosbois, Nicolas Hatzfeld and J-L Loubet, published by éditions P.L.A.G.E.

2004

Cugnot, English Language: Three Men in a Hupp, by James A. Ward, published by Stanford University Press.

The Fairmount Park Motor Races, 1908-1911, by Michael J. Seneca, published by McFarland and Company, Inc.

Cugnot, Language other than English: Sto Lat Polskiej Motoryzacji, by Stanislaw Szelichowski, published by Krakowska Oficyna SAB.

BMW Automobile, by Halwart Schrader, published by Motorbuch Verlag.

Award of Distinction, Language other than English: Renault en Afrique: Croisières automobiles et raids aériens 1901-1939, by Marie-Christine Rouxel, published by E.T.A.I.

2003

Cugnot, English Language: Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors, by David Farber, University of Chicago Press

Award of Distinction, English Language: Zora-Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind the Corvette, by Jerry Burton, Bentley Publishers

Cugnot, Language other than English: Renault des automobiles de prestige, by Claude Rouxel, Marc Griselhubert, Claude Gueldry, and Jacques Dorizon, E.T.A.I.

Award of Distinction, Language other than English: Deutsche Autos Band 1 - 1885-1920, by Halwart Schrader, Motorbuch-Verlag

2002

Cugnot, English Language: The Classic Era, by Beverly Rae Kimes, The Classic Car Club of America.

Award of Distinction, English Language: The Automobile in American History and Culture: A Reference Guide, by Michael L. Berger, Greenwood Press, Inc.

Cugnot, Language other than English: Handwerk på Hjul (Rolling Coachwork - The Story of Norwegian Bodymakers), by Asbjorn Rolseth.

Award of Distinction, Language other than English: Le Rallye Monte-Carlo au XXème Siècle, by Maurice Louche.

2001

Cugnot, English Language: Battle for the Beetle, by Karl Ludvigsen, Bentley Publishers.

Award of Distinction, English Language: The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile, Nick Georgano, editor-in-chief, The Stationery Office, Ltd.

Language other than English: No awards

2000

Cugnot, English Language: The Franklin Automobile Company by Sinclair Powell, The Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

Award of Distinction, English Language: Edsel Ford and E.T. Gregorie by Henry Dominguez, The Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

Cugnot, Language other than English: La Hispano-Suiza: El Vuelo de las Cigüeñas 1916-1931, by Emilio Polo, Wings and Flags.

Award of Distinction, Language other than English: Hanomag-Personenwagen von Hannover in die Welt, by Horst-Dieter Görg and Torsten Hamacher, Mundschenk Druck-und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.

1999

Cugnot: The Graham Legacy: Graham-Paige to 1932, by Michael Keller, Turner Publishing with M.T. Publishing Co., Inc.

Award of Distinction: The Pacesetter: The Untold Story of Carl G. Fisher, by Jerry M. Fisher, Lost Coast Press.

1998

Cugnot: The Motoring Century: The Story of the Royal Automobile Club, by Piers Brendon, Bloomsbury Publishing plc.

Award of Distinction: The Story of Hampton Cars, by Trevor G. Picken, Hampton Cars.

1997

Cugnot: The Splendid Stutz, edited by Raymond A. Katzell, The Stutz Club, Inc.

Award of Distinction: A Century of Automotive Style, by Michael Lamm and Dave Holls, Lamm-Morada Publishing Co.

1996

Cugnot: Mercedes-Benz Quicksilver Century, by Karl Ludvigsen, Transport Bookman Publications, Ltd.

Award of Distinction: Cord 810/812: The Timeless Classic, by Josh B. Malks, Krause Publications, Inc.

1995

Cugnot: No award

Awards of Distinction: Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America, by Michael Brian Schiffer, Smithsonian Institution Press. Automobile Quarterly Vol. 32 No. 4, an issue devoted entirely to Chrysler Corporation.

1994

Cugnot: Carriages Without Horses: J. Frank Duryea and the Birth of the American Automobile Industry, by Richard Scharchburg, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

Award of Distinction: Jaguar in America, by John Dugdale, BritBooks.

1993

Cugnot: The American Automobile - A Centenary 1893-1993, by Nick Georgano, Prion/Smithmark. Bugatti, the Man and the Marque, by Jonathan Wood, Crowood Press. Automobile Quarterly Vol. 30 No. 4, an issue devoted entirely to Duesenberg.

Awards of Distinction: Skoda Laurin & Klement, by Ivan Margolius and Charles Misl, Osprey Publishing. The American Gas Station, by Michael Karl Witzel, Motorbooks International.

1992

Cugnot: Pontiac! They Built Excitement, by Thomas E. Bonsall, Stony Run Press.

Award of Distinction: Chevrolet 1955: Creating the Original by Michael Lamm, Lamm-Morada Publishing Co.

1991

Cugnot: The Motorcar in Art: Selections from the Raymond E. Holland Automotive Art Collection, by John J. Zolomij, Automobile Quarterly. The Cobra-Ferrari Wars, by Michael L. Schoen, CFW.

Awards of Distinction: The Cameron Story, by William T. Cameron, International Society for Vehicle Preservation. The Classic Kissel, by Val V. Quandt, Palmer Publications, Inc. Ford, the Complete History, by the Editors of Consumer Guide, Publications International Ltd. Tatra: The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka, by Ivan Margolius and John J. Henry, SAF (Publishing) Ltd.

1990

Cugnot: Austin Seven Sourcebook, by Brian Purves, G.T. Foulis/Haynes.

Awards of Distinction: The Story of the Red Triangle, by Kenneth Day, G.T. Foulis/Haynes. Soaring Spirit: Thirty-Five Years of the Ford Thunderbird, by John Katz, Automobile Quarterly. The Automobile Industry 1920-1980, edited by George S. May, Facts on File, Inc. Tangled Web: The Legacy of Auto Pioneer John F. Dodge, by Jean M. Pitrone, Avenue Publishing Company. Jaguar E-Type: The Definitive History, by Philip Porter, G.T. Foulis/Haynes.

1989

Cugnot: Wheels of Misfortune: The Rise and Fall of the British Motor Industry, by Jonathan Wood, Sidgwick and Jackson.

Awards of Distinction: The Behring Collection, by Rob Haeseler, Behring Educational Institute Press. Klassiche Wagen, 1919-1939, by Ferdinand Hediger, Hans-Heinrich von Fersen, and Michael Sedgwick, Hallwag AG. Make 'em Shout Hooray!, by Richard H. Stout, Vantage Press. Sporting Rileys: The Forgotten Champions, by David Styles, Dalton Watson.

1988

Cugnot: Volvo: Sixty Years of Truckmaking, by Christer Olsson, Forlagshuset Norden AB. Jaguar: Sports Racing and Works Competition Cars from 1954, by Andrew J.A. Whyte, G.T. Foulis/Haynes.

Award of Distinction: Rolls-Royce: The Classic Elegance, by Lawrence Dalton, Dalton Watson.

1987

Cugnot: The Star and the Laurel: The History of Daimler, Mercedes, and Benz, by Beverly Rae Kimes, Mercedes Benz of North America, Inc. The Immortal 2.9: Alfa Romeo 8C 1900 A and B, by Simon Moore, Parkside Publications.

Awards of Distinction: There is No Mistaking a Pierce-Arrow, by Brooks Brierley, Garrett & Stringer, Inc. Bentley: The Vintage Years, by Michael Hay, Dalton Watson. Dynamic Beherrschen, by Erik Eckermann, ATE/Teves. Golden Wheels: The Story of Automobiles Made in Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio, (corrected edition) by Richard Wager, John T. Zubal, Inc.

1986

Cugnot: The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942, by Beverly Rae Kimes and Henry Austin Clark, Jr., Krause Publications. The Marmon Heritage, by George and Stacey Hanley, Doyle Hyk Publishing Co.

Awards of Distinction: John Montagu of Beaulieu, by Paul Tritton, Golden Eagle/George Hart. Pontiac: The Complete Story, by Tom Bonsall, Bookman Publishing. Jaguar: A Tradition of Sports Cars, by Bernard Viart and Michel Cognet, Editions Practique Automobile. Mercedes-Benz:The Supercharged 8-Vol. I, by Jan Melin, Nordbok International.

1985

Cugnot: No award

Awards of Distinction: Pierce-Arrow: The Golden Age, by Marc Ralston, privately published. Automania: Man and the Motor Car, by Julian Pettifer and Nigel Turner, William Collins Sons & Co.

1984

Cugnot: My Two Lives, by Rene Dreyfus and Beverly Rae Kimes, Aztex Corp.

Awards of Distinction: Ford 1903-1984, by David L. Lewis and Lorin Sorenson, Publications International. US Military Wheeled Vehicles, by Fred Crismon, Crestline Publishing.

1983

Cugnot: Duesenberg: The Pursuit of Perfection, by Fred Roe, Dalton Watson. As Old as the Industry: Riley, by David Styles, privately published.

1982

Cugnot: The Lincoln Motorcar: Sixty Years of Excellence, by Tom Bonsall, Bookman Publishing.

Awards of Distinction: The Miller Dynasty, by Mark Dees, Barnes Publishing West. Bugatti, by Borgeson, by Griffith Borgeson, Osprey Publishing Ltd.

1981

Cugnot: Jaguar Saloon Cars, by Paul Skilleter, Haynes Publishing.

1980

Cugnot: The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles, edited by G.N. Georgano, Krause Publications.

1979

Cugnot: Packard: A History of the Motor Car and the Company, edited by Beverly Rae Kimes, Automobile Quarterly Books.

1978

Cugnot: Isotta-Fraschini, by Tito Anselmi, Segrate.

1977

Cugnot: The Public Image of Henry Ford, by David L. Lewis, Wayne State University Press.

1976

Cugnot: Kaiser-Frazer: The Last Onslaught on Detroit, by Richard M. Langworth, Automobile Quarterly Books.

1975

Cugnot: American Automobile Racing, by Albert Bochroch, Viking Press.

1974

Cugnot: Mack, by John B. Montville, Aztex Corp.

1973

Cugnot: Mercedes Benz Racing Cars, by Karl Ludvigsen, Bono/Parkhurst Books.

1972

Cugnot: A History of Sports Cars, by G.N. Georgano, E.P. Dutton.